Product Information by John Garza Jan 17, 2018 IT Service Provider: Why Subscription-Based Makes Sense Considering a move to an IT service provider? How about one that charges a monthly subscription fee that is based on the amount of services your company consumes? In today’s age of business computing, more and more firms are becoming quite comfortable with the utility-based model so don’t let the old way of doing things sway you from taking part in this ever-growing “oh so convenient” way of purchasing technology for your business. Gone are the days of buying expensive gear from your local managed services provider. No more long-term contracts to cover that expensive capital investment and no more having to set aside funds for pricey hardware changes every couple of years. Regardless of what you need, there is a provider out there ready and waiting with products to help your business thrive in today’s competitive, technology-driven environment. You may not have even have noticed, but chances are that you may already be purchasing by subscription more than you think in your personal lives. For instance, you may get all of your music from a streaming service like Apple Music for $15 per month. You probably haven’t bought a CD in years. Or, when was the last time you purchased a DVD? Chances are you’ve signed up with Netflix or Amazon to watch all of your favorite movies. How about all of that expensive fitness equipment that is sitting in your workout room at the house? Doubtful, right? You most likely pay a monthly fee for a gym membership. When it comes to procuring an automobile, you might even lease a car instead of committing to buy one. The point that I am making is that there are really convenient ways to get things done when you partner with the right organization and it is no different with your IT acquisitions. Benefits of Subscription-based Model If that hasn’t got you thinking and you need a few more reasons on why you should consider purchasing via subscription, consider these things: Convenience - For starters, it’s convenient. By purchasing via subscription, you are ensured that you will generally have the latest features and tools and can add/remove services without having to make big internal adjustments. Flexibility - It gives you flexibility and freedom to choose the best option for your business. When you don’t have to take on the burden of creating the IT environment in-house, you can use competition as leverage with your IT service provider to have the best offering. If one company isn’t offering the best value for your dollar, you simply find one that will. Predictability - It helps you predict your spend so you can budget wisely. By purchasing via subscription, you no longer have to plan for large purchase cycles. CFO’s, how great is that?! Scalability - It gives you the capacity to easily scale up or down as needed. For example, changing a $99 monthly plan for services to $69 during a slow time is a lot easier than getting a partial return of that “may-have-been” January capital investment of $3000. With all of these advantages, it is easy to see why more organizations are moving swiftly to a subscription based purchase model. The bottom line is that it gets the job done and in many ways it does so better than the old school traditional purchase. At Jungle Disk, we pride ourselves on offering several valuable products that your company can use to stay safe and secure. Best of all, they are all subscription based and require no upfront purchase or long-term commitment. If you need help putting together your monthly plan, please contact our experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (888) 601-0401.